Lucknow, December 22 Ahead of crucial Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today slammed opposition parties who criticised demonetisation move and alleged that political leaders are opposing the decision to provide shelter to the corrupt. After laying foundation stone for Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Cancer Centre here, Mr Modi came down heavily on former prime minister Manmohan Singh saying that the former PM presented report card of 50 years of Congress government by saying that fifty per cent of population is poor and they can’t cope up with cashless system. Mocking Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the Prime Minister that back in 2009, there was no way to figure out what was inside packet (Rahul Gandhi) but we all know now that there is nothing to worry about. Targeting Opposition leaders over demonetisation, Mr Modi said, “I had never expected that some politicians will stands confidently with corrupts after the decision.” Mr Modi alleged that like Pakistan helps intruders by shelling at border, some politicians want to assist the corrupts by engaging public in their false statements. “Bemaino ko bachane ke liye kaisi kaisi tarkeeb apnayi jaa rahi hai (What kind of tricks are being adopted to save corrupts)” he alleged. He said that public has faced many troubles after demonetisation of higher currency notes. Despite all troubles, the country is marching forward towards honesty. Public is not complaining a little bit in spite of facing so much trouble as public wants to completely eradicate corruption from country. Highlighting the after effects of demonetisation move, Mr Modi said counterfeit notes were buried on November 8 and terrorism and Naxalism faced major setback after the decision. Naxals are now surrendering, he said. Mr Modi urged that black money should not be generated again and youth should help in that. He said to eliminate corruption and prevent black money generation, cashless system is necessary. Cashless system is possible through mobile phone also. Inaugurating Cancer Institute here, Mr Modi said that not only Varanasi but other parts of the country will also be benefited with the project of Rs 600 crore. “Authentic medicines at cheap rates at need should be available will be the priority of the the government” Modi said.